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BookExpo America 2013 [Jun. 1st, 2013|07:59 pm]
うさ-p: It got all pruny in the brain water.
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First time at the BookExpo today. Brought home a huge haul: 49 books in 5 tote bags on 2 bruised and aching shoulders. All huge trade paperbacks or hardcovers too. Quite the strength-building workout and when this ibuprofen wears off I'm going to regret it.

I just learned of it last week and decided to go. (It is ridiculous, btw, that I hang out on bookish social websites all day every day and still I don't learn of these events. Same with the Brooklyn book festival that I discover every year the day after.)

After the big disappointment NY Comic Con was this year (a way too crowded disappointment) I think I'm going to trade off to the Book Expo instead for the next year or two. Most of the swag I bring home from NYCC are books anyway at this point. Also one day as a pack mule beats 2-3 days of pack-muling.

[User Picture]From: emeraldus
2013-06-04 05:43 pm (UTC)
Technical books or fiction?
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[User Picture]From: usa_p
2013-06-07 01:55 am (UTC)
There were both, but since my non-fiction tastes are science/math/linguistics, I only brought home fiction because I didn't see any freebies of that type. There was gardening and sociology to give away, and even a booth with what looked like genetics textbooks, but no freebies from them. Too expensive, I'm sure. But I also didn't get down every aisle becuase I was loaded up by 11 a.m. and by 1 p.m. was barely able to move around I was so laden. Like seriously camel-level burden going on.
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